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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 DAL 15 361 322 1631 5.1 15 1 39 32 363 1 1994 16 0 11 10
2017 DAL 10 280 242 983 4.1 7 1 38 26 269 2 1252 9 0 7 5
  Avg 9 236 204 963 5.0 8 1 32 23 223 1 1186 9 0 6 6

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 DAL 3 66 48 274 5.7 2 1 18 11 37 0 311 2 0 1 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 11:41pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott registered 16 carries for 127 yards (7.9 YPC) in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott added three catches on eight targets for 11 yards.

    Huddle Up: While Elliott's 127 rushing yards were nice, you'd be hard pressed to say he played a good game. First, he inexplicably stepped out of bounds before catching what would've been an easy touchdown (resulting in a penalty) and later was stripped of the football as Dallas was driving. When Dallas loses they tend to get back to basics, which consists of handing the ball to Elliott. Make sure he's in your starting lineup next week.

  • Posted: 9/17/2018 12:48am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and added five receptions for nine yards in Week 2 versus the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Much like last week, Elliott saved his fantasy day with a fourth-quarter score. The Cowboys got up early and were never really seriously threatened by the Giants' anemic offense. Elliott's workload is secure, but his fantasy owners have to be a bit scared about him moving forward if Dallas cannot get teams to respect the passing game. They may not have to worry about that for another week, however, as the Cowboys visit the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 8:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 loss against the Carolina Panthers and he added three receptions for 17 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Elliott started rather slow, but he got it going a little bit in the second half while showing his trademark spoon move and first-down indication. He also accounted for his team's only touchdown in the 16-8 loss. He'll look for improvement in Week 2 against the Giants on Sunday night. Zeke faced the Giants just once in 2017, posting 104 yards on Sept. 10. In his only career game at MetLife Stadium he posted 107 rushing yards against the Giants on Dec. 11, 2016.

  • Posted: 8/26/2018 3:13pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott will not play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, because the team has several starting offensive linemen sidelined, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys are protecting Prescott and Elliott from any possible injury because of their depleted offensive line. Elliott will be a No. 1 running back in all leagues and probably will be a top-five pick. Prescott could be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Posted: 8/19/2018 6:26pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott doesn't have to play in the preseason, owner Jerry Jones said Saturday, Aug. 18, and Jones said it has yet to be decided if Elliott will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is averaging more than 100 rushing yards per game in his NFL career, and his workhorse role in the Dallas offense makes him one of the safest fantasy options at any position.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 8:58pm ET

    The Dallas Cowboys want to mix up their usage of RB Ezekiel Elliott in an attempt to spread out defenses. He has been lined up in the slot so he can match up against a linebacker or safety. 'It's going to be big for us in the offense,' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Monday, Aug. 13.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has averaged 10.9 yards per reception, posting 58 catches through 25 career games. If he sees more targets in the passing game, his fantasy production is obviously going to increase, especially in PPR formats. He has averaged 104.6 rushing yards per game in his two NFL seasons, so as long as that number doesn't take a hit fantasy owners will be extremely pleased.

  • Posted: 8/12/2018 1:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott told reporters Sunday, Aug. 12, he expects to play 'a little bit in that third preseason game (Aug. 26, against the Arizona Cardinals), probably play the first series.' Elliott believes the coaching staff will follow a plan similar to the one he followed last preseason.

    Huddle Up: Elliott figures to be a near-lock to finish among the league leaders in carries and offensive touches if he stays healthy, so keeping him fresh in August is the right call. Despite a difficult schedule and no major threat to complement him in the passing game, his offensive line and volume figure to help him remain a top-five fantasy back in 2018.

  • Posted: 8/11/2018 4:40pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (wrist) was seen wearing a brace on his left wrist Saturday, Aug. 11. He did practice, however, as the issue is not serious.

    Huddle Up: There's nothing to be alarmed about here. The Cowboys will need to rely on Elliott frequently in 2018 if their offense is to succeed. If he can stay healthy and keep his off-field life in order then he's a top-five running back candidate.

  • Posted: 8/4/2018 8:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is in better shape physically and mentally this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. 'We are going to get a good Zeke this year,' Brown said. 'He is on a mission. You can see it already.'

    Huddle Up: Elliott managed more than 1,200 yards from scrimmage and nine scores despite being suspended six games. A full season of a more focused Elliott could result in huge numbers. He is a top-five fantasy player at his position.

  • Posted: 7/6/2018 9:12pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for at least 80 yards in 23 of the 25 games he has played.

    Huddle Up: When spending a top-five pick on a player, consistent production is as important as upside. Elliott's heavy workload as the focal point of the Dallas offense should ensure that he continues to provide both for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 6/10/2018 1:36pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott should be in line for even more touches - especially in the passing game - following the departures of Jason Witten and Dez Bryant, according to John Machota of The Dallas Morning News.

    Huddle Up: As long as Elliott stays healthy and out of trouble, he was always going to be a good bet to blow right past the 242 carries and 26 receptions he finished with in 2017. With Dallas reinforcing its offensive line in the offseason and losing its top two threats in the passing game, Elliott could push 50 catches in addition to the 300-plus carries he is almost certain to see. Owners should not hesitate taking him with a top-five pick this summer.

  • Posted: 12/25/2017 4:02am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 118 combined rushing and receiving yards in a Week 16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott tallied 97 yards on the ground and 21 through the air. It was his return from a six-game suspension.

    Huddle Up: Elliott showed everything in a strong first half for his return, but QB Dak Prescott's play was off in this game and it showed. Elliott is still a solid RB1 option moving into the offseason.

  • Posted: 12/22/2017 9:05pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to receive 'significant touches' against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Thursday, Dec. 21, and owner Jerry Jones said he feels Elliott could handle 20 to 25 carries.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys are in a must-win situation as they try to secure a playoff spot, so don't be surprised if Elliott immediately takes on a workhorse role in his return from suspension. Treat him as a RB1 in Week 16.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 8:54pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was back at practice Wednesday, Dec. 20, his first time being on the practice field since Nov. 3. The plan is for him to 'take his normal turns in practice during the week and take over the Cowboys running game' in their game Sunday, Dec. 24, versus the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Under normal circumstances, Elliott is as reliable as any RB1 in the league, but with how well Alfred Morris and Rod Smith played in his absence, it's reasonable to believe that the former Ohio State product may not see his usual number of touches that owners have grown accustomed to. Then again, the Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives, which could lead to Elliott getting the rock as much as possible. The latter outcome seems to be the more likely one.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 2:11pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal for his six-game suspension, according to a source. Elliott will serve the suspension and return to the Cowboys against the Seattle Seahawks Dec. 24.

    Huddle Up: Elliott didn't have much of a chance of winning his appeal anyway, and the appeal process may have lasted longer than the rest of the regular season anyway. Alfred Morris will see the majority of carries out of the backfield, but Rod Smith is a PPR sleeper after catching four passes last week while splitting time with Morris.

  • Posted: 11/12/2017 6:53am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has reportedly left the country in order to refocus and train in an undisclosed location. He will miss the next four games and could wind up serving all six games of his suspension before returning to action Dec. 24, although he has an expedited appeal in the Second Circuit court scheduled for Dec. 1.

    Huddle Up: Alfred Morris will be the starter for Dallas in Elliott's absence and should be viewed as an RB2 in most fantasy formats. RBs Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will also see time in the backfield and should possess some value in deeper seasonal leagues.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 2:35pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has an expedited appeal scheduled Friday, December 1 in the Second Circuit court.

    Huddle Up: It just will not stop with Elliott's suspension process. We do know that he will not be playing for at least the next four games. In that time, Alfred Morris is the most valuable running back in Dallas, but Darren McFadden and Rod Smith could change that before season's end.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 2:09pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is currently suspended for six games and will miss Week 10 unless things change. Alfred Morris likely will be the starting running back for the Cowboys and should be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in all league. Rod Smith is also expected to have a role and could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 12:38pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's stay on his pending suspension was lifted Thursday, Nov. 6. He will begin serving his six-game suspension this week. Thus, he will not be able to return until Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is suspended, again. The circus show has ended, hopefully. As has been well documented, Alfred Morris will be given the first opportunity to start, but Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will also be involved. Add any of these three players immediately if available.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 10:56am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's impending suspension would begin immediately if/when a stay on the suspension is lifted, according to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart. The decision on the timing of the suspension is in the hands of the court.

    Huddle Up: Elliott's season has been a whirlwind, but it could reach its climax and an end tonight or this weekend. Elliott owners should already have Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden and/or Rod Smith primed and ready to go in case Elliott's stay is lifted. Morris is the better option right away, but one of McFadden or Smith could take over if they play well enough.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 10:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not practice Thursday, Nov. 9, as he'll attend his appeal hearing in New York instead. Barring an immediate ruling he's expected back at practice Friday, Nov. 10.

    Huddle Up: The NFL's preeminent soap opera stretches into its 10th week so who knows what, if anything, will be decided on Thursday. As long as he can play Elliot is a must start in fantasy leagues. If the suspension is reinstated, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden become priority additions.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 8:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott finished with 27 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott continues to handle a massive workload, and he has topped 25 carries in four straight games, scoring five times in that span. As long as he is allowed to keep playing, he is a must-start RB1.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 7:09am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received a stay from the 2nd Circuit of Appeals Friday, Nov. 3, which makes him eligible to play in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has amassed nearly 300 rushing yards and five total touchdowns in the last two games, and he's universally regarded as an RB1 in fantasy. The Kansas City Chiefs are a midrange matchup, and they've had some injuries up front. Owners of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris should relegate them back to the bench.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 4:02pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was denied a request for an emergency stay filed by the NFL Players Association. Elliott now awaits a decision on an appeal by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Huddle Up: The odds are not in Elliott's favor and it looks like he's officially and finally headed for a six-game suspension. As stated earlier, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden are top waiver-wire priorities, but Rod Smith should be involved in the Cowboys' backfield too.

  • Posted: 10/31/2017 2:43pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL Players Association filed a motion for a temporary injunction of Elliott's suspension pending an appeal in court. If the motion is denied by an appeals court then the NFLPA will go to the Second Circuit court.

    Huddle Up: As Bilbo Baggins would say, the road goes ever on and on. Elliott's off-field situation is akin to that burnt piece of skin at the roof (ceiling?) of your mouth. We just want it to go away. At this point it appears that Elliott is indeed headed for a six-game suspension, so plan accordingly. Those plans should consist of acquiring Darren McFadden and/or Alfred Morris, with Rod Smith posing as a deep sleeper.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 7:53pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's temporary restraining order was 'dissolved' and motion denied by a judge, putting his six-game suspension back into effect. His side will have 24 hours to file an appeal.

    Huddle Up: At long last, this never-ending saga may finally be reaching its conclusion. Unfortunately, it's with the decision that no owners of Elliott wanted to hear. This will be a hard blow to overcome for fantasy teams, but it was part of the gamble of taking Zeke with a first- or second-round pick. In any event, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden need to be owned in all formats.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 8:16pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 33 times for 150 yards and two scores and caught one pass for four yards in a 33-19 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has hit his stride, rushing for at least 80 yards in five straight games and 100-plus in three straight. A potential suspension is looming, but Elliott is a RB1 whenever he takes the field.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 7:15pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 26 times for a season-best 147 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added a 72-yard touchdown on his only reception. His 10 100-yard games ties former RB Don Perkins for fifth-most in franchise history.

    Huddle Up: If Elliott was bothered any by his off-field legal battle he certainly didn't show it this week. Fantasy owners hope that the six-game suspension that has been hanging over his head goes away until at least next season, as Zeke finally hit his stride in this one. The Cowboys travel to meet the Redskins in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/19/2017 11:08am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott likely will not reach a settlement with the NFL in terms of his six-game suspension, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has received a temporary restraining order and will play in the next two games but he could serve the suspension later in the season. He should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues as long as he is allowed to play.

  • Posted: 10/17/2017 4:51pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was given his temporary restraining order against the NFL Tuesday, Oct. 17. His pending suspension is now delayed two weeks or until further proceedings.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is safe for now, again, but this whole situation has been a wobbly teeter totter. Elliott may eventually be suspended in 2017, but it looks like he'll be able to play at least the next two weeks, so make sure he's back in those starting lineups. The Darren McFadden and/or Alfred Morris hype trains are on stand by for a while.

  • Posted: 10/17/2017 12:17pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the NFL will know his fate by the end of Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: One would imagine all parties involved will at least be relieved when the situation comes to a close, either way. If Elliott is indeed suspended then Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris are immediate high-end waiver wire pickups with McFadden possessing more upside in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 6:01pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott seeking a temporary restraining order to postpone his six-game suspension, and lawyers from the NFL Players Association have filed paperwork with the U.S. District Court on behalf of Elliott.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is currently suspended but would be able to play in Week 7 if he receives the restraining order. Owners should continue to monitor the situation and will need other options available in case Elliot is not allowed to play.

  • Posted: 10/13/2017 4:18pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's lawyers plan to file a rehearing of Elliott's case in front of the 5th Circuit Court of appeals. They could ask the full panel of judges in the 5th United States Court of Appeals in New Orleans to hear the appeal of Elliott's six-game suspension. His lawyers may also ask that Elliott's suspension be stayed until the appeal is heard.

    Huddle Up: Elliott's status for Week 7 is still uncertain because of the court case, so owners should follow the situation over the next week. He is a must-start option if he plays, but Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden will be valuable fantasy options if Elliott has to serve his suspension.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 2:00pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension was reinstated by the 5th circuit court of appeals Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris will likely split touches out of the Cowboys' backfield for the next six weeks. McFadden has more fantasy upside, especially when considering PPR scoring. Morris is more suited for short-yardage and goal-line situations, but McFadden is the priority waiver-wire pickup if available.

  • Posted: 10/9/2017 4:32am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott ran 29 times for 116 yards in a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 8.

    Huddle Up: This may be the last you see of Elliott for a while, pending a ruling on his six-game suspension. If this is it, Elliott went out with a strong performance. Be prepared to shelve him anyway for the coming week as it is a bye. Elliott remains a strong RB1 candidate as long as he is on the field.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 2:24pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (chest) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 6, and he was removed from the injury report for Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is a safe play for Sunday's game against the Pack. Enjoy him, as next week there is a bye and then fantasy owners will have to play the waiting game with his playing status to be determined by a three-judge panel, perhaps during the bye week.

  • Posted: 10/5/2017 3:53pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: Elliott should receive his normal workload against the Green Bay Packers and will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/4/2017 4:00pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4.

    Huddle Up: Elliott should be ready to play as long as his suspension is not reinstated before the game. He has rushed for at least 80 yards and one touchdown in each of the last two games and should be a No. 1 running back against the Green Bay Packers.

  • Posted: 10/3/2017 11:36am ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Ezekiel Elliott will have his playing status determined soon by a three-judge panel from the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeal. There is no official timeline, although a decision might come as early as this week and is expected to be made by next week when the team has a bye.

    Huddle Up: Elliott's status for Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers is not in question, but his status for Week 7 and beyond remains rather murky. He is coming off his biggest fantasy outing of the season against the Rams and will look to continue against the Pack, a team allowing 111.0 yards per game on the ground.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 5:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 21 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams and he added four receptions for 54 yards and a score on five targets.

    Huddle Up: This is the Zeke fantasy owners have been waiting for, as it was truly his first big game of the season after a couple of duds. He'll look to keep it going in the right direction in Week 5 when the Packers pay a visit.

  • Posted: 9/25/2017 10:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott registered 22 rushes for 80 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 3 win Monday, Sept. 25, against the Arizona Cardinals. He also added three receptions for 14 yards.

    Huddle Up: It was the first rushing touchdown of the campaign for the former Ohio State Buckeye. Elliott's numbers through the first three games leave a little bit to be desired, but this was a nice bounce-back effort following last week's disastrous showing in Denver. He'll continue to be a strong RB1 option no matter what defense he's opposing.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @CAR 15 69 1 3 17 0
2 NYG 17 78 1 5 9 0
3 @SEA 16 127 0 3 11 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYG 24 104 0 5 36 0
2 @DEN 9 8 0 4 14 0
3 @ARI 22 80 1 3 14 0
4 LAR 21 85 1 4 54 1
5 GB 29 116 0 1 16 0
7 @SF 26 147 2 1 72 1
8 @WAS 33 150 2 1 4 0
9 KC 27 93 1 0 0 0
16 SEA 24 97 0 4 21 0
17 @PHI 27 103 0 3 38 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYG 20 51 1 1 1 0
2 @WAS 21 83 1 2 4 0
3 CHI 30 140 0 2 20 0
4 @SF 23 138 1 1 19 0
5 CIN 15 134 2 3 37 0
6 @GB 28 157 0 2 17 0
8 PHI 22 96 0 4 52 0
9 @CLE 18 92 2 1 5 0
10 @PIT 21 114 2 2 95 1
11 BAL 25 97 0 4 30 0
12 WAS 20 97 2 2 23 0
13 @MIN 20 86 1 4 19 0
14 @NYG 24 107 0 0 0 0
15 TB 23 159 1 3 29 0
16 DET 12 80 2 1 12 0
P2 GB 22 125 0 1 -2 0

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